Bowmans root

Gillenia trifoliata

Bowmans root - Gillenia trifoliata

Common Name: Bowmans root
Genus: Gillenia
Species: trifoliata

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A charming perennial that bears masses of delicate star-shaped white flowers in midsummer. In autumn the pretty three-leafed foliage turns fiery red and the winter seedheads are a bonus too. Lovely towards the front of a shady woodland border where the flowers can be appreciated.

  • Garden care: Divide congested plants in spring or autumn. Protect young shoots from slug attack.